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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 17, 2005 11:19pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

Jesus. Some of the flamers here certainly appear to be rather Un-Grateful. Ever heard of intellectual property rights? Like it or not, the SBD's are a product of the Dead enterprise. They can, at their discretion, exercise any rights endowed to them by law with regard to their own intellectual property.

FYI, they didn't make it free, the submitting tapers did. They also didn't take back the original SBD, they only restricted the availability of it. We should be thankful that it lasted as long as it did.

The catalog of music created by the GD is a finite thing...the last page written when the fat lady sang for the fatman. Nevertheless, the business entity has an ongoing responsibility to the survivors still engaged in supporting a huge family of employees, their children and their childrens children.

The issue here is not about who owns the SBD's, but about a living legacy and enterprise that benefits those who poured their lives into the traveling circus known as the Grateful Dead. We all know some are more money driven than others, and they'll be judged when the wheel comes round. The others deserve being rewarded for their years of meritorious service, and that includes royalties from the vault.

Some suggest that the band actually owes us something. Well doesn't it say something when our most beloved lies down and dies after the most maligned road experience we've ever given them? Do you think the Captain was a junkie because he loved the expectations we heaped on him year after year, tour after tour? Look at what happened when our greed and self control got out of hand.

There's a fine line between freedom and anarchy...and we should all learn the difference. Be thankful for what they've given, it's more than you'll get anywhere else.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 18, 2005 4:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: movin' on

You are responding to a topic several weeks old. Here are a couple posts for context in case you missed them before:

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-12-18 12:22:03

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Poster: A_S_O Date: Dec 18, 2005 7:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

This sucks.. but like it or not, "one way or another, this darkness got to give".. . we will get our GD SBD's one way or another........

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Poster: DisguisedAsASquirrel Date: Dec 18, 2005 9:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology...Go get the AUDs. There are some goodies out there!

I've been a SBD devotee for some time now. I'm sort of glad the SBDs have gotten canned here. I can listen to them, and decide what I really value enough to make the effort to go out hunt them down. On the other hand, those AUD's, the good ones, are a whole other trip. If you categorically ignore AUDs in favor of SBDs you're missing out. I'm not telling you to go out and get that '69 show they played in Brooklyn as an AUD and listen to it on your $4,000 system; but check out some of the higher quality ones. They're different. Not better, per se, just different. Try it. You'll like it. All the cool kids are doing it. It'll make you fly.

For starters, try 10.14.83. Its definitely worth the DL.

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Poster: DisguisedAsASquirrel Date: Dec 18, 2005 2:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

Yeah Earl, we killed Jerry. I liked your post until you started slingin' it a bit. I think that last piece was a reductio ad absurdum.

Quod erat demonstradum ¡

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